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Writing a Thanksgiving Story
Middle schoolers write a Thanksgiving story. In this creative writing lesson plan, students review fiction versus nonfiction and plot development. Middle schoolers are presented with a list of words which must be included in a short story about Thanksgiving.
6th - 8th Language Arts 3 Views 21 Downloads
Thanksgiving Day 1621; What Really Happened?
Third graders read "The Plymouth Thanksgiving Story" by Chuck Larsen. They discuss their prior knowledge of Thanksgiving history and question traditional views. They consider that there are always two or more sides to a story.
3rd Social Studies & History 3 Views 14 Downloads
The First Thanksgiving
Students complete internet research on the first Thanksgiving, the Mayflower, Pilgrims, Plymouth Colony and the Wampanoags. Using specified websites, they visit the ship of the Mayflower, and experience Mayflower interviews. Students write a diary as if they were a Pilgrim on the Mayflower.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 87 Downloads
Thanksgiving Acrostic Poems
Students watch streaming video, Holiday Facts and Fun: Thanksgiving, define and discuss acrostic poetry, complete circle map using words associated with Thanksgiving, and create acrostic Thanksgiving poems to be typed in Microsoft Word and combined into class booklet.
2nd - 4th Language Arts 3 Views 103 Downloads
Thanksgiving Poetry Lesson Plan
Young scholars use the Tanka form of Japanese poetry to write a Thanksgiving poem. In this Japanese poetry lesson, students review a Tanka style poem and compose an original poem about Thanksgiving. Young scholars will also write an Acrostic poem.
K - 5th Language Arts 3 Views 17 Downloads
Students examine the way diverse groups can perceive a shared experience in a dramatically different light. Students read commentary written by Native American writers and find examples of different points of view. Students specifically explore the idea that Thanksgiving is not a day of celebration for indigenous people, but a day that is a reminder of the end of their way of life.
7th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 41 Downloads
First graders decode Thanksgiving vocabulary while learning about the history of this holiday. In this Thanksgiving history instructional activity, 1st graders listen to a story, trace their hands to make turkey feathers and listen to a turkey poem.
1st Language Arts 3 Views 29 Downloads
First graders examine the reasons for the Thanksgiving celebration in the United States. They research information about what type of items were used in the past and items that are currently used. They investigate life on the Mayflower and compare pictures that appear in their textbook.
1st Social Studies & History 3 Views 9 Downloads
American Thanksgiving Through Time
Students explore five web sites in order to identify the various ways Thanksgiving has been celebrated in the past and how it is celebrated today. They consider the diversity of United States and this affects celebrations of the day.
5th - 6th Social Studies & History 3 Views 12 Downloads
Hey Good Looking, What You Got Cooking?
First graders perform a song and skit to illustrate how music can be used to communicate movement As part of the Thanksgiving Day program, 1st graders perform a song and skit that illustrates how music can be used to communicate movement.
1st Social Studies & History 3 Views 11 Downloads
Young scholars investigate The First Thanksgiving. In this Thanksgiving lesson, students explore the experiences, actions, and decisions of the settlement of the Plymouth colony. Young scholars research information, use timelines, and KWL charts to understand the reason for the journey to the New World.
6th - 12th Social Studies & History 3 Views 150 Downloads
Students explore the first Thanksgiving. In this holiday lesson, students create a KWL chart on what they know about the first Thanksgiving and conduct Internet research on this topic. Students use a Venn diagram to compare and contrast the lifestyles of the Pilgrims to the Wampanoags.
3rd - 5th Social Studies & History 3 Views 57 Downloads